Best 7 beaches in Costa Rica

by Cristina on September 6, 2012

by Cristina | September 6th, 2012  

Costa Rica is officially the greenest country in the world. The waters are warm and clear year round, making the beaches a distinctive attraction in the country. The country has almost 300 beaches, with sands varying in color from white to black and brown.

1. Tortuegero Beaches

These are the eco-travel heaven for those visiting Costa Rica. The area is home to 16 endangered species and there are also opportunities to hike . The sandy beaches attract the sun-bathers and the great waves are a magnet for the surfers.

2. Playa Dominical

It is the best beaches for the couples looking for the perfect sunrise or sunset. It is also a very good choice for those looking to practice water sports.

3. Corcovado Beaches

Spanning for 39 km , these beaches are the pride of Osa Peninsula. Home to the native wildlife, the area offers a lovely experience for visitors.

4. Nicoya Peninsula Beaches

The peninsula is home to some of the most popular and animated beaches in the country. The beaches are easily accessible from San Jose.

Playa Montezuma is the most famous in the area, well known among backpackers. It stretches for miles and you can easily find a place for yourself without bumping into everyone else . Malpais is a rockier choice.

5. Manuel Antonio Beaches

Located on the backdrop of tropical forests and offering excellent opportunities to see coral reefs, these beaches are ideal for those who want to snorkel.

6. Santa Rosa National Park Beaches

If you are looking for secluded beaches, these are the perfect choice. You have to hike for 13 km from the central ranger station to reach them and there are basic camping facilities in the area.

7. Playa Nacascolo, Papagayo Peninsula

The white sand beach and the waters which are protected from the ocean swells , make this beach excellent for everyone who wants to swim.

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